COVID-19 Response

Update to Prout Travel Policy (March 28, 2021)

If returning to Rhode Island from traveling to a hot spot within the 50 states and DC with a COVID-19 positivity rate of 5% or higher, please follow the guidelines below.
Note that the list of states with a 5% or higher positivity rate changes daily.

Option 1: Quarantine for 10 days upon arrival (day 0) to RI, schedule a test within 72 hours and self monitor for symptoms daily through Day 14 of return. If symptoms develop, contact your physician and schedule a PCR test.

Option 2 (NEW): Quarantine for 7-Day Exemption: Schedule a PCR test on Day 5 or later upon arrival in RI (Day 0) and receive negative results. With negative results continue self-quarantine until midnight of Day 7 or later upon arrival in Rhode Island (Day 0). Continue to watch for symptoms through Day 14 of arrival to RI. If symptoms develop, contact your physician and schedule a PCR test.

To schedule a COVID-19 test, call (844) 857-1814 or visit portal.ri.gov.

Submit all test results and question to nurses@theproutschool.org

Click here for COVID-19 symptoms and warning signs.

The Gold Standard for quarantine still remains 14 days.

From Our Nurses

Please email us at nurses@theproutschool.org with your questions about the COVID-19 virus. 

After careful research and review of face masks that provide the best protection of large virus droplet particles, we are recommending only cloth face masks of two/three layers of cotton material with ear loops or ties secured behind head or disposable face masks with three layers of protection. Gaiters, bandannas and masks with exhalation vents are not allowed due to poor efficiency trapping virus droplets.

Ensuring a Healthy Environment for Our Students

Since March, our staff has worked closely with our HVAC company, as well as our cleaning company, to ensure the healthiest possible environment for our students, faculty and staff once school begins. We want you to have the details. Click here for a statement from our HVAC company. Click here for a statement from our cleaning company. 

State-Required Documents

Click here to access our state-required opening plan template. The document is lengthy, so we have summarized the key points for student and staff safety in our plan here